Lessons from 2017 Project (yes, already!)

While I was busy doing well, pretty much nothing at all, I forgot about my poor blog. I just didn’t think I had anything to write home about. Just 3 months into 2017 however… I’m realising I’ve learnt  A HELL of a lot. As a…




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When you think you’re too inadequate to fulfil your purpose (so you stay in bed and watch Netflix instead)- Quotes by Marianne Williamson

Here are 20 uplifting quotes I’ve picked out after my recent binge read of about 1000 quotes and articles on ‘how to kick myself up the backside‘,  ‘when ‘Netflix & Chill’ becomes a way of life‘, ‘quarter-life breakdown’, etc. Marianne Williamson is an American spiritual…




Should I Stay or Should I Go?

It could be taking a new job, relocating due to your job, staying in a relationship, staying at university, moving out of home, moving to be with someone, starting a business, taking a career break, traveling… Oh the agony of staying put or jumping ship. If…




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What Does It Mean To Be Happy And Free?

Ah, the million dollar question: How to be happy? How to be in a state of contentment and bliss every-single-moment, of every-single-day? For some, it’s a stroll in the park, followed by a Sunday Roast and an afternoon nap. For some, it’s not worrying about…




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Show Up for Sunrise, ‘Put Yourself in the Way of Beauty’

“There is a sunrise and a sunset every day and you can choose to be there for it. You can put yourself in the way of beauty.” – Quote from the movie “Wild” based on the novel “Wild” by Cheryl Strayed.   Just last night…




Where Am I From? I’m From Experience

Happy Sunday everyone! I’ve been thinking, brainstorming, writing, editing and deleting ALL FREAKIN DAY. I just can’t seem to get my point across clearly, but here’s one last shot. When you introduce yourself, you start with your name right? Your name is the quickest, easiest…




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Finding the Way

  Today, after almost 3 months living in La Gomera, I’ve finally installed WIFI! Although I’ve loved the time away from being constantly connected to the world, I’m relieved it’s over. There’s something terribly cozy about sitting on my sofa with a cup of hot…




Autumn Cycles of Beginnings and Ends

Happy Autumn! For as long as I can remember, Autumn embraces new beginnings. It’s where old chapters fizzle out. Just as in nature, there’s a period of change which leads to growth. School years Autumn brought new teachers, timetables and friends into my life. It’s…




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8 Things Your Travel/Expat Friend Does NOT Need to Hear

Travel has rescued me in so many ways. If you’ve had a scroll through my About Me page, you’ll know I’ve had my fair share of tough times. Problems growing up, problems with love, problems at uni, now problems with anxiety and Fibromalgia. I’ve been…




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17 Happiness Quotes from Hector’s Search For Happiness

Although not the BEST film in the world, I really enjoyed watching Simon Pegg leave his old life as a therapist and venture out into the world (really preferred it to Eat Pray Love). His quest: To understand the nature of happiness and what makes us…